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A New Tool for Zooarchaeological Analysis: ArcGIS Skeletal Templates for Some Common Mammalian Species

David C. Orton

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3ER. Email: dco21@cam.ac.uk

Cite this as: D. Orton 2010 'A New Tool for Zooarchaeological Analysis: ArcGIS Skeletal Templates for Some Common Mammalian Species', Internet Archaeology 28. http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.28.4

Summary

Zooarchaeological results are often best presented in the form of anatomical diagrams, but these can be very time-consuming to produce. This article presents ArcGIS format skeletal templates for six common mammalian species, allowing faunal analysts to link their data directly into a representation of the relevant species. The symbology tools within ArcMap can then be used to view data and produce output diagrams much more rapidly than is possible using a conventional graphics package.

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